I really like what you said. I like how you wrote it. I like how you end it with a rhetorical yet literal question, only to answer it with an ampersand. How you did that comes across to me as very U2ish and quite apropos. One of the things I love so much about this band is that I am aware of their numerous metaphors. They make me think. Then, I feel the groove and get so into it that I forget the message of the music as I'm feeling it organically. A good example is Until The End of the World. For the 360 tour...when Bono starts yelling, "Judas, Judas.", I was baffled. I turned to my friend and asked, "Why the hell is he saying that?". When The Edge starts the guitar riff...there's liftoff and I forget what the song is actually about. I had not thought of its literal meaning for years. I completely forgot. In my grooving I started thinking about some person, at a party, that's dumping crap all over everyone. That's what it meant to me. Since 360-the literal meaning has returned and it's a kick ass song in a completely different manner even though it's the same. That guitar riff remains. I know I can look forward to it meaning something else, yet again, because it's one of the things that I think U2 does best. I've never encountered this with another band in such a profound manner.
SOE-It's the Little Things and Landlady give me a similar feeling even though I've yet to discern their lyrical content. It doesn't matter to me right now, so why not save it for later? It's why I love SOE so much. Some messages are obvious, however; it is such a multi-faceted gem that I'll be listening and discovering years from now. imho.